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Big Idea Productions

Works: 472 works in 942 publications in 3 languages and 68,487 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Drama  Fiction  Animated films  Fantasy films  Film adaptations  Film and video adaptations  Bible films  Television programs  Animated television programs 
Classifications: PN1992.8.C46, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Big Idea Productions
Jonah a VeggieTales movie by Phil Vischer ( Visual )
22 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,001 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Archibald Asparagus stars as Jonah, who is chosen by God to help spread his message to the world. Unfortunately, his first stop on his evangelical tour is the city of Nineveh, where the residents while away their days bingeing on cheese snacks and arguing. Circumstances force Jonah to set sail across the ocean, where he's assisted by Khalil, and pirates who are led by the well-meaning but lethargic Mr. Lunt, Pa Grape, and Larry the Cucumber. However, Jonah's mission gets a bit of a setback when a mammoth whale changes his plans
Dave and the giant pickle ( Visual )
19 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 1,450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Have you ever felt too small to do a big job? That's how a little shepherd boy named Dave feels when his big brothers head off to defend their country, leaving Dave behind with the sheep
An Easter carol ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 1,379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cavis, Milward, and a music box angel named Hope must convince Uncle Ebenezzer Nezzer that Easter is about more than just candy and eggs. The Veggie Tale gang will remind us why we celebrate Easter
The toy that saved Christmas by Phil Vischer ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and held by 1,368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The children of Dinkletown are convinced they need more toys until a toy teaches them that Christmas is about giving, not getting
The pirates who don't do anything a VeggieTales movie ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 1,337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Somewhere in the 1700s, an evil pirate captain is assaulting a ship at sea, determined to capture and hold hostage the Prince and Princess sailing on it. Robert the Terrible seizes the Prince, but misses the Princess, who uses her father's HelpSeeker to find someone to help her rescue her brother. Timid Elliot (Larry the Cucumber), lazy Sedgewick (Mr. Lunt), and unsure George (Pa Grape) work as cabin boys at a buccaneer-themed dinner theater. Auditioning for spots as cast members they wreck the ship, and are promptly fired and tossed out into the alley. When they come across a golden orb straight out of Jules Verne, all three are transported into the past. Called to adventure, can three cabin boys realize their dreams of being pirates, while helping a princess with her quest?
VeggieTales ( Visual )
6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of Joseph told in a Wild West version with Larry the cucumber as the title character. Follow Little Joe's journey as his faith is tested every step of the way
Lyle the kindly viking ( Visual )
13 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 1,297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Assisted by those rascally French Peas, Archibald aims for new heights in "veggie programming" by attempting to produce "the world's first all-vegetable staging of Shakespeare's Hamlet," the first-ever "Classy songs with Larry," and for the grand finale, the world premier of what he believes to be Gilbert and Sullivan's "lost musical"--"Lyle, the kindly Viking!"
The Star of Christmas ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
It's 1880's London and Cavis and Millward are putting the finishing touches on their first Christmas musical. Filled with spectacle and more electric lights than London has ever seen. Unfortunately, a church pageant is opening the same night, right down the street, featuring a priceless artifact that hasn't been seen in 80 years! Just how far will Cavis go to make sure his show opens on top?
Esther, the girl who became queen ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 1,242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The king needs a new queen and Esther has been chosen! Can she find the courage to do what's right?
Heroes of the Bible! ( Visual )
9 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In "Daniel and the lion's den," Larry the Cucumber (as Daniel) finds himself in deep trouble thanks to the King's conniving wisemen, played by a trio of slippery scallions. In an exciting finish, Daniel learns that even in the lion's den, he is still in God's hands. In "Dave and the giant pickle," Junior Asparagus (as David) is pitted against a really mean, really big pickle! In the end, little Dave learns that it makes no difference whether you're 9-feet tall or 2-feet tall-- with God's help, even little guys can do big things. In "Esther, the girl who became queen," a small-town girl wakes up with the weight of the world on her sholders and the fate of her people in her hands. Can she find the courage to do what's right?
Josh and the big wall ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 1,159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After 40 years of wandering in the desert, the children of Israel finally get to go to the Promised Land! One little thing they've overlooked though ... Jericho, a city surrounded by huge walls. No one gets to the Promised Land without going through Jericho first!
The wonderful wizard of Ha's [the story of a prodigal son] ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Meet Darby who more than anything else in the world just wants to have fun. He learns about the Wonderful Land of Ha's, an amusement park with all the fixins. The park also has a mysterious wizard who promises to make dreams come true. Darby is determined to go and he makes a choice that will change his life forever. Will it be worth everything Darby has given up?
The ultimate silly song countdown ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 1,154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything have accomplished a monumental feat in silliness. After collecting votes from VeggieTales fans everywhere, these lazy scalawags are ready to tally up the votes, and with a little help from their silly song tabulator, "The Astonishing Contraption of Silliness," they will count down the ten silliest songs of all time
King George and the ducky by Michael; Vischer Nawrocki ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 1,153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Unlike other kings, King George spends most of his time in the bath tub, because that is where his favorite toy is - a rubber ducky. But just one ducky isn't enough for King George ... he wants them all. Discover what happens when the king decides that he is the most important person above all others. Learn that whether you are a king or a kid, God wants us all to think of others first
Larry-Boy and the rumor weed ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 1,144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Teaches children a biblical perspective on gossip
God wants me to forgive them?!? ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in English and held by 1,078 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two fully animated stories that teach children a Biblical perspective on forgiveness. In "The grapes of wrath", what do you do when a bunch of very cranky grapes make fun of five-year old Jr. Asparagus? Can Jr's dad show the grapes the error of their ways? Will Jr. ever be able to forgive them? In "Larry's lagoon", a three hour boat tour takes a turn for the worst when first mate Larry absentmindedly crashes into an uncharted tropical island! Can Skipper Bob and the passengers possibly forgive Larry for making such a huge blunder?
Rack, Shack & Benny ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 1,011 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An adaptation of the story of the Shadrack, Meshach, and Abednego helps children learn how to deal with peer pressure and stand up for what they believe in
Big river rescue ( Visual )
6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 958 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Describing life on the Mississippi 100 years ago, narrator Clark Wayne sets the scene for Tomato Sawyer and Huckleberry Larry's "Big River Rescue." Huckleberry Larry wants to build a turkey jerky theme park, while Tomato Sawyer dreams anachronistically of a career in income tax preparation. Tomato and Huckleberry are just days away from earning the land they"ve been homesteading from the government, when they meet a mysterious stranger on the run and trying to find his mama. Will Huck & Tom risk losing all they've worked for in order to help someone they hardly know? Will they do the right thing? And if so, can they still earn their land?
VeggieTales ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 951 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In "Bully Trouble" Junior Asparagus is faced with a bully that doesn't want to share the neighborhood playground. In the titular story, Minnesota Cuke (Larry the Cucumber) is on a quest to find Samson's hairbrush and gain its power to defeat all the bullies of the world before it falls into the wrong hands. But will Minnesota turn into a bully himself? And does the hairbrush really have Samson's strength? The silly song feature is about pizza. VeggieTales is an English language animated children's series featuring anthropomorphic vegetables and conveying moral themes based on Christianity, spliced with joking references to pop culture
Veggie tales ( Visual )
7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 923 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who has the truest heart of all? Sweetpea Beauty knows that what's on the inside is what matters most, but insecure Queen Blueberry can't see past her own reflection! Will Sweetpea be able to help the Queen see beyond the lies the tricky mirror tells, and be able to see herself as God sees her? Find out the real meaning of true beauty
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